Article 6

Article 6

Reaffirming women’s rights to political participation on the basis of sex

(a) States “shall take all appropriate measures to eliminate discrimination against women in the political and public life of the country’’. (CEDAW, Article 7).

This should include forms of discrimination against women which consist of the inclusion in the category of women of men who claim to have a female ‘gender identity’. All measures taken specifically to improve women’s access to voting rights, eligibility for election, participation in the formulation of government policy and its implementation, the holding of public office, performance of all public functions, and participation in non-governmental organizations and associations concerned with public and political life, should be based upon sex and not discriminate against women by the inclusion of men who claim to have female ‘gender identities’.

(b) States should ensure that the ‘‘Adoption by States Parties of temporary special measures aimed at accelerating de facto equality between men and women’’ (CEDAW Article 4) shall apply only to persons of the female sex and shall not discriminate against women through the inclusion of men who claim to have female ‘gender identities’.

Article 1

The rights of women are based upon the category of sex

Article 2

The nature of motherhood is an exclusively female status.

Article 3

Women and girls have the right to physical and reproductive integrity.

Article 4

Women have the right to freedom of opinion and freedom of expression.

Article 5

Women have the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.

Article 6

Women have the right to political participation on the basis of sex.

Article 7

Women have the right to the same opportunities as men to participate actively in sports and physical education.

Article 8

Men’s violence against women need to be eliminated.

Article 9

On the protection of the rights of the child.

Scroll to top